Congratulations to all the i48 Winners!


“Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions


Best Sound/Music: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films
Best Cinematography: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films
Best Actor Sebastian Mendoza in “The Papermaker” by The Phil Makers
Best Actress Marley Snow-King in “Kritical Kappa”
2nd Best Film: “Kritical Kappa by Jorgmungandar Productions
Best Film: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films


Best Sound/Music: “Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions
Best Cinematography: “The Silver Rabbit” by Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Actor: Matthew Durand in “The Very Clean Story of Jaime Bankson” by Purple Fist Productions
Best Actress: Victoria Horn in “Encountered” by Fishdawg Productions
2 nd Best Film: “Silver Rabbit” by Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Film: “Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions

i48 Virtual Screenings

If you missed the films during the festival, they will be replaying on Argos Productions TV

Here are the links:

Screening Block A: Vimeo in 1080P, YouTube in 720P

Screening Block B: Vimeo in 1080P, YouTube in 720P

Screening Block C: Vimeo in 1080P, YouTube in 720P

Important update about i48 2020

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the longevity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of venues for mass public films screenings in early June 2020, i48 is adapting this year to an “on-line only” version. We’re cautiously optimistic that “stay at home” orders will be relaxed by late May 2020 such that teams can venture into the greater world to make their films. But we’re far less certain that we’ll have theatres to screen movies, or that folks will yet be in the mood to gather in
large groups…


So here’s how it will work:


On Friday, May 29, 2020, all registered teams will receive an information packet via e-mail with the genre of their film, the character and line of dialogue. The packet will identify a prop which will be readily available in everyone’s home.


By 6:00 p.m. on May 31, 2020, all teams will submit their finished films to i48 via WeTransfer. All eligible films will be made available to our judging panel via private links. The judges will watch the films individually from the safety of their own homes and notify i48 of their top picks by Friday, June 5, 2020.


On Saturday, June 6, 2020 i48 will livestream (times TBD) all the completed films so the teams, their friends and families can enjoy the finished movies. At a time TBD in the evening of June 6, 2020, Andrew Ellis and Josie Pusl will livestream an “Awards Ceremony” to announce the winners of Best Film, Second Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound/Music in both the Open and Novice Divisions and the Sun Valley Film Festival Favorite.


All awards will receive trophies as usual and Best/Second Best Films in both divisions will receive cash prizes. We will make arrangements with the winning teams to get the trophies and checks to them. Since i48 depends in large part on ticket sales to finance the cash prizes, the cash prize amounts will be reduced this year.


We are going to postpone the Sun Valley Film Festival Student Led film award until 2021.


Due to the changes this year and because we know that money is a little tight these days, the entry fee for this year’s competition will be $10. For those teams that have already submitted a registration, i48 will be in touch with you to see if you are still interested in participating. If you are not, you will receive a full refund. If you would like still join us for this year’s “pandemic” version of i48, we will refund all but $10 of your submitted fee.


If you have any questions, please contact us at and/or

i48 is a 48-hour film competition where, each June, teams of filmmakers from around Idaho have 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot, and edit an original short film three to six minutes long. Each team is assigned four previously undisclosed elements that must be incorporated into their movie: 1) a line of dialogue, 2) a prop, 3) a character, and 4) the genre for their film. A week later, all completed films will be screened at the Flicks in Boise, Idaho, with a “Best Of i48” Screening and Awards Ceremony at the Egyptian Theatre.

Awards will be given in each category for Best Film, 2nd Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Sound/Music, Best Cinematography, Best Use of Prop, Best Use of Line of Dialogue, and Best Use of Character. Cash prizes will be awarded to the teams winning Best Film and 2nd Best Film in both the Open and Novice Divisions.

Started in 2004, i48 is going into our 17th year. We’ve grown and expanded, and now incorporate 3 events a year – i48 in June, h48 (the horror version of i48) in October, and the i48 February Challenge (in, well, February), where teams have 28 days to complete a 10 minute short.

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